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The local judge charged with overseeing the budget for the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court says it is hard to predict what funding will be needed in 2013.
Judge Fred Pepple requested $229,193 in his budget for next year during a meeting Tuesday with the Auglaize County commissioners. It is the same amount his office requested for 2012.
The highest costs reflected in the budget include $141,000 for employee salaries, $22,000 for juror fees, $21,150 for employee benefits, and $11,000 for contract services.
Wapakoneta city officials reviewed a list of street projects completed in 2012, but there is only one project set for 2013 — the $2.1 million East Auglaize Street project.
Wapakoneta City Council Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee members, city administrators and other city officials Tuesday conducted a year-end review of street and sidewalk projects undertaken in 2012.
The Auglaize County Agricultural Society, or Fair Board, memberes again discussed the possibility of moving the county fair to June.
Traditionally, the fair has been held the last week on July, though a change in the date is not unprecedented. However, moving it into June would be the earliest date the fair has started.
Auglaize County Fairgrounds Secretary Fred Piehl said the discussion during Monday’s Fair Board meeting does not center on board members trying to push through or a move that they are actively seeking.
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UNIOPOLIS — Miffed by a narrow election defeat that was swayed by what some councilors are calling misinformation, several councilors railed against Uniopolis Mayor Bill Rolston Monday.
A vote requesting the mayor’s resignation was called, but the measure ultimately failed.
However, it did not stop the harsh words councilors had for Rolston during the meeting.
The driver of a stolen truck remains at large after fleeing from a trooper with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) early Saturday morning near Hume Road.
OSHP Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said the trooper attempted to stop the 2007 white Chevrolet truck for a marked lanes violation on at 1:43 a.m. Saturday while traveling north on Interstate 75.
“The driver slowed down as if to stop then got back on the Interstate,” Carrico said.
Three-term Wapakoneta Councilor-at-large Steve Walter announced Monday his resignation from Wapakoneta City Council effective Dec. 31 citing health reasons for ending his latest two-year term early.
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